The compensatory grants that Ms. Kenton sought for the district are typically given to enhance and improve current educational programs by supplementing resources. These are usually Federal Grants based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, and they are distributed according to a tiered, needs-based system.
Competitive grants, on the other hand, are specialized public or private grants that Ms. Kenton earned by composing worthy applications and creating opportunities to develop more specific district initiatives. Grants won by Amy Kenton for her district include the competitive New York State Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund Grant; the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant; the New York State Department of Health grant; the Italian American Committee on Education grant; and the Long Island Foundation for Education and Sports grants.
The former District Grants Administrator draws her success from a unique work history involving New York State Student Information Repository System software and reporting, class curriculum design, astute business sensibilities, and a passion for education.
Ms. Kenton served as Chief Information Officer at the Baldwin and East Hampton school districts in New York, where she gained a thorough understanding of student data reporting according to the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act regulations. She also worked as a K-12 Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology at Baldwin UFSD and chaired the Curriculum Committee at Montauk Public School.
Her excellent teaching ability and shrewd business sense are complemented by a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Columbia University, as well as two Master’s degrees from C.W. Post Campus at Long Island University: one in social studies education, the other in school administration and supervision. Amy Kenton is currently studying educational leadership and policy at Hofstra University, where she anticipates attaining her EdD next year.